(544 words)

Anonymous collection of Greek poems on the themes of wine and love from the period of the 1st cent. BC/1st cent. AD to the 5th/6th cent. AD; transmitted in the codex of the Anthologia Palatina (cf. Anthology), erroneously under the name of the Greek poet Anacreon [1] (6th cent. BC).


While only three are complete, authentic poems (fragment 2 Diehl/12 PMG; fragment 40 Diehl/50 PMG; 88 Di…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Anacreontea”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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